Yes, you’ll be able to get (most) Artifact appearances after Legion I’ve been wondering about Artifact appearances in Battle for Azeroth, especially considering our Artifacts are getting an epic sendoff and there’s a whole new kind of Artifact in the next expansion. Are we still going to be able to go back and complete certain appearances that we just haven’t finished either due to luck, time, or other...

Know Your Lore: The Zandalari Trolls at the dawn of time The word Zandalar means a lot of different things. It’s the name of a mountain chain that eventually became an island when ancient Kalimdor was destroyed.

WoW’s 13th anniversary brings back classic world bosses, unique transmog gear World of Warcraft released on November 23, 2004, which means it’s coming up on its official foray into its teenage years. Because of this, Blizzard is celebrating once again with an in-game event to honor our little baby MMO growing up.

What’s your fantasy tier appearance? Recently we learned that tier sets will not have tier bonuses in Battle for Azeroth, and they won’t really exist as we’ve known them for the past 13 years. In yesterday’s Live Developer Q&A, Ion Hazzikostas clarified that Blizzard won’t be getting rid of unique models for “tier” sets, but rather they will be able...

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Blizzard learned from the mistakes of Artifacts to make the Heart of Azeroth As they plan a new expansion, the World of Warcraft developers look at the current expansion’s systems. They ask themselves what worked, what didn’t and how they can use those answers to make the next expansion better. It’s one of the things which produces the signature Blizzard shine and brings me back to their games again...

Why doesn’t WoW have its own player toxicity strike team? Overwatch has gotten a bit of a reputation for toxicity. It’s so bad that the developers recently organized an anti-toxicity strike team to combat the growing problem and find ways to make the game’s community better for everyone.

WoW Live Developer Q&A today will cover patch 7.3.5, Antorus, and BlizzCon We’ll be getting another Live Developer Q&A today with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas. He’ll be discussing a variety of Legion questions including the upcoming raid and patch 7.3.5, as well as questions about the announcements from BlizzCon.

What the heck is happening with Vol’jin in Battle for Azeroth? Vol’jin’s death at the beginning of Legion was devastating on a number of levels. Not only did the Horde lose its then-Warchief, but he was also killed by a lowly minion — not exactly the epic death Varian received.

Blizzard wins Guinness world record for Battle for Lordaeron diorama Blizzard announced the next World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, at BlizzCon with incredible style. After showing the usual features trailer, Jay Allen Brack paused and told the audience there was one more surprise for us: the full, pre-rendered cinematic for the expansion.

World PVP gets some much-appreciated tuning with today’s maintenance The PVP system received one of its biggest overhauls ever in World of Warcraft’s Legion expansion, and part of those changes involved specific stat allocations and talents in PVP situations. However, the former only applied in instanced PVP, while world PVP gave players the talents but kept all other stats unchanged.

Battle for Azeroth prequel novel Before the Storm gets June 2018 release date If you’ve been waiting for news on when Before the Storm, the prequel novel to Battle for Azeroth, will be released you need wait no longer. However, you will need to wait a bit longer for the actual book.

Do you want full-world level scaling? At BlizzCon this year, we finally got something a lot of players have been asking for: zone scaling when leveling in older expansions. Granted, it’s not full-blown, uncapped scaling for every single level, but it’s a good start.

Help knit or crochet Blizzard’s annual holiday Orc sweater Back in 2009, Blizzard Entertainment installed a 12-foot orc wolfrider statue in its campus courtyard. The company has long had a tradition of dressing the statue up for the holidays — pictures of which tend to trickle onto Twitter and other social media outlets over the course of the holiday season.

Class utility changes in Battle for Azeroth pose a hurdle for WoW’s class devs One of the big questions that comes with every new World of Warcraft expansion is what’s going to happen to your favorite class and/or spec. Expansions typically come with the expectation of major revamps — some more major than others — and Legion was an even more extreme case than most.

Happy birthday, Wrath of the Lich King and Warlords of Draenor! The older we get, the faster time seems to pass by. It’s a nearly universal experience that remains no less impossible despite the seemingly intensifying beat to which time’s arrow marches.

Do you want Battle for Azeroth to have major class changes? In more than one interview, Blizzard has come across as having little plans in the way of major class overhauls come Battle for Azeroth. Rather than the sorts of major sweeping changes we saw with Legion, Blizzard’s intent seems to be on fine-tuning said changes.